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8/3 - 9, 15

Vermont Open Farm Week

Vermont Farmers open doors to public in first statewide Open Farm Week

8/3/15 9:00am - 8/5/15 4:00pm

Wild Mushroom Gathering I

Learn about harvesting, handling, preparation, marketing and regulations regarding wild, and introduced, mushrooms. Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech

8/5/15 8:00am - 8/7/15 4:00pm

Milk Quality

Increase the quality of your dairy farm's milk in this hands-on short course. Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech

8/5/15 2:30pm - 4:30pm

2015 BarnPitch | Back by Popular Demand ... Pitch your business/new product

BarnPitch It's a unique opportunity. For you. We're inviting entrepreneurs to pitch their business for investment! 5 August 2.30p | Our Barn. It's the One & Only RoadPitch Stop in the Northeast Kingdom.

8/6/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Berry Creek Farm, a certified organic farm raising flowers, vegetables, berries and honey for their CSA members and other markets. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour.

8/10 - 11, 15

Hops Course

Learn how to grow and harvest hops along with the market value of hops.

8/10/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Fall Greens for Homesteaders/Gardeners

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: By starting your greens crops now you can enjoy hardy lettuces, spinach, Swiss chard, mustard and many others greens well into the fall. The key is planning, variety selection, care and remembering to plant!

8/11/15 8:00am - 3:45pm

What Farm to School Coordinators Need to Know About School Meals & Were Afraid to Ask!

Have you ever wondered why your local school meals program does things a certain way, or suggested a change to the lunch offerings only to be told that USDA regulations wouldn't allow that? This class, offered as part of the annual Child Nutrition Programs Summer Institute, will give you a better understanding of the constraints that your local school food service manager faces, and will share best practices for working in the cafeteria from successful farm to school programs across the state.

8/11/15 10:30am - 2:30pm

Fertility Improvements and Organic Transition

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us a Holyoke Farm, run by John & Heather Brigham, in St Albans, where we will see the progress of management and infrastructure investments such as a fertility practices, pasture improvements, and an underground manure pipe.

8/12/15 1:00pm - 4:00pm

UVM Dining - Sodexo Job Fair

Looking for Cooks, Food Service Workers, Cashiers, Dishwashers

8/12/15 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Farmer Olympics at Maple Wind Farm

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Farmers and farm crews! Use those agricultural talents to go for the gold at this mid-season extravaganza competition. Individual farm teams will show off their finely-honed skills in events ranging from physical to cerebral to plain ridiculous.

8/14 - 16, 15

Kingdom Farm and Food Days

Kingdom Farm and Food Days offers free events, demonstrations, workshops and local food meals in the Northeastern counties of Vermont August 14 through 16. Draft Animal Power Network demonstrations, orchard tours and workshops, hay rides, are part of the schedule. Events stretch from Charleston to Craftsbury. A full schedule and list of participants is available at kingdomfarmandfood.org. Put on by the Center for an Agricultural Economy, High Mowing Seeds, Caledonia Spirits, Northeast Kingdom Travel and Tourism Association, Pete's Greens, the New England Culinary Institute, and Sterling College.

8/15/15 10:00am - 12:00pm

Healthy Soil, Healthy Plants: Growing on Challenging Sites

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: The soil is at the root of plant health, productivity, and fruit quality. Nicko Rubin will share his experience and insights gained developing a permaculture site on exhausted hill farm soils, through a tour of East Hill Tree Farm.

8/15/15 6:00pm - 9:00pm

Dinner with Your Farmers: Adam's Berry Farm!

Celebrate vibrant Vermont farms with Adam's Berry Farm and the Intervale Center!

8/16/15 4:00pm - 7:00pm

In Good Taste: Savor the Islands

Farmers and food producers from Northwest Corner of Vermont will come together under the big tent at Knight Point State Park for a local food celebration on August 16th!

8/17/15 9:00am - 8/19/15 4:00pm

Wild Edible Food - Marketing & Regulations

If you have a background in wild food collecting this course is for you. Marketing wild food is not difficult but requires a level of "hands on" expertise. Institute for Applied Agriculture & Food Systems at Vermont Tech

8/18/15 4:00pm - 6:00pm

Don’t Bare Your Soil: Cover Cropping Options

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Examine test plots of a wide range of cover crops suitable for Vermont conditions like field peas, crimson and sweet clover, soybeans, sorghum and forage brassicae among others.

8/22/15 9:00am - 1:00pm

Vermont Breakfast on the Farm

Eat a delicious breakfast, enjoy educational stations, and meet hard-working farm families and cows during this free, fun-filled, family event.

8/23/15 4:00pm - 8:00pm

Domingo

We roast on Sunday

8/25/15 3:30pm - 6:00pm

Pest & Disease ID and Scouting at Hurricane Flats Farm

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Come walk the fields of Hurricane Flats’ farm with Ann Hazelrigg, UVM Plant Diagnostic Clinic director and Katie Campbell-Nelson, UMASS Vegetable Extension Educator.

8/26/15 10:30am - 2:30pm

Seeding, Infrastructure and Zero-Grain

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us in Addison for a morning at Harrison’s Homegrown where we will be discussing a variety of projects including establishing new seedings, installing tile drainage, new laneways and fencing, and lessons learned from the Harrison’s transition to organic.

8/27/15 5:30pm - 7:30pm

Celebrate Your Farmer Social

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join us for farm-fresh pizza and a celebration of Tamarlane Farm, a certified organic farm raising beef, raw milk, and mixed vegetables. Come and enjoy dinner baked in NOFA-VT’s wood-fired oven, followed by a farm tour.

8/27/15 6:00pm - 8:00pm

Global Food, Local Food Dinner

Join the UVM Extension Center for Sustainable Agriculture's New American Farmer Program and the Association of Africans Living in Vermont (AALV) for a delicious evening to sample foods grown in Vermont that have origins in Africa, Burma, Bhutan, and Vietnam.

9/1/15 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Vegetable Tunnel Production with Andy Jones

NOFA-VT On-Farm Workshop Series: Join Andy Jones from the Intervale Community Farm to discuss a vegetable tunnel production on your farm. Topics include new house selection, small house and big house tomato production, pepper production, soil fertility and greenhouse insect management.